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The WCAG 2.0 Guidelines are meant to help web designers and web developers build websites that are accessible to everybody no matter what device they use to browse the web and no matter what level of skill.
WCAG 2.0 had been contentious from the start as WAI committee members haggled over the best way to outline their recommendations and define various terms of the document and most people felt that the original draft was unclear and hard to understand - especially as it had a document explaining the guidelines and the a document explaining the document that explained the guidelines - hardly accessible itself.
The discussion got so heated at one stage that reknowned accessibility expert Joe Clark left the group and founded Web Samurai to create a separate set of recommendations to update WCAG 1.0.
We've not had a chance to read through the new document yet, but we will as accessible web design is good practice and helps all users, not just users with disabilities.
We shall no doubt be voicing our thoughts further on the new guidelines in the near future.